Bramaterra, Noah

Type: Red Wine
Style: Earthy & Savoury
Vintage: 2017
Grape Variety: Croatina, Nebbiolo, Uva Rara, Vespolina
ABV: 13.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Pairing Notes
Red Meat
Wine Notes
Now - 5 Yrs
Flavours Mushroom, Red Cherry, Strawberry
About the wine

The Noah Bramaterra is an enchanting wine, with so many of the magical characteristics that are only found in the red wines of Alto Piemonte. Nebbiolo plays a major role in this red wine, contributing 80% of its grapes, and only up here, on the mineral rich, volcanic soils of Bramaterra can we hope for its cultivation to conjure up such wonders. The nose is a tightly packed bouquet of cassis, cherries, white truffle and rosewater, with a sprinkling of wild strawberry. In the mouth, there is an explosion of complexity, with blood orange, mint, wild berries, white pepper and a constant mineral undertone that makes this a sensational drop. The finish is fresh yet dark and firm yet elegant, with the flavours culminating in a precise and lingering finish of fruits and flowers. Rare is it to find a Nebbiolo with such character at such a tender age, rarer still at this price point!

The flavours and structure of this Noah Bramaterra mean food pairing is a joy. An ideal match for game meats, grilled or roasted and basked in their juices. This would also pair finely with a mushroom risotto, or caccio e pepe with shaved truffle – si per favore!

About the wine

Bramaterra is one of the red wine appellations in Alto Piemonte that were almost completely forgotten in the post-war period. A truly historic wine-making region, one that stakes claim to being the first in Italy to ever bottle a wine, Bramaterra and Alto Piemonte was left for dead after winemakers deserted their vineyards for more lucrative textile work. Today, there are a number of producers raising the flag once more for this fascinating region, where Nebbiolo expressions are unlike anywhere else. The Noah winery is run by a young husband and wife team who have dedicated their lives to caring for the small estate and making fantastic, minimal intervention wines.